Lessons from Australia's animals
Discover how Australian animals have created enormous benefits for conservation and, surprisingly, for humans
Please register if you plan on attending this event.
Time: 6:30-8:00pm, Wednesday 15 March
Venue: Basement Lecture Theatre, Melbourne School of Design (map)
The School of BioSciences invites you to celebrate the lessons we can learn from Australia’s animals, as presented in four fascinating stories:
- Professor Ary Hoffmann: Bacteria from local flies limit mosquito disease transmission
- Associate Professor Devi Stuart-Fox: Unexpected insights from unassuming lizards
- Associate Professor Andrew Pask: Invisible threats to our native fauna
- Dr Ben Phillips: How to stop a billion invading toads
The event will also launch the newly established philanthropic Trust for Native Australian Animals. Award-winning Australian author Tim Winton will serve as a Patron of the Trust and will be a guest speaker. The purpose of the Trust is to provide a way for people who are passionate about Australia’s wildlife and ecosystems to connect with and support the work of the School of BioSciences.